Wind Turbine Technician Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Wind Turbine Technician is $19.78 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.
Wind Turbine Technician Total Pay (?
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$35,104 - $72,591
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MEDIAN: $44,591
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Wind Turbine Technician Total Pay (?
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$15.74 - $25.33
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$35,104 - $72,591  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,964  
Total Pay (?
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$35,856 - $72,772  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 279
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$15.74 - $25.33  
   
Overtime
$21.94 - $38.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,964  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$35,856 - $72,772  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 279
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Job Description for Wind Turbine Technician
Since many large corporations and small venture companies are focusing on renewable energy sources, wind turbine technicians have a great work outlook for the coming years. They identify, inspect, maintain, and repair wind turbines for quality control. Their goal is to keep maintenance costs low and quality high. Wind turbine technicians assist with the installation of new systems and keep proper documentation of all repairs.
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Wind Turbine Technician Tasks
  • Write timely and concise reports regarding inspections to insure proper steps are taken to remedy any deficiencies.
  • Conduct quality control inspections on repairs and maintenance functions provided by maintenance or repair sub-contractors.
  • Diagnosis and repair wind turbines as directed by site supervisor and prepare and maintain proper documentation to support the repairs, to include parts usage and time worked.
  • Interact with onsite maintenance sub-contractor’s employees and provide guidance and training when applicable.

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Skills That Affect Wind Turbine Technician Salaries

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Gender
Female
1%
female alumni
 
Male
99%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
70%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
4%
20 years or more
0%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 12%
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